Modern Artifacts 11: Creating “Spaces”


This glimpse into the MoMA Archives—part of our regular series co-presented with the Museum of Modern Art Archives—unearths a range of fascinating, never-before-published material, from curatorial correspondence to opening-night photographs, related to MoMA’s groundbreaking foray into installation art in 1969.

Chief of Archives, Library, and Research Collections at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Michelle Elligott recently organized Devenir moderne, part of the MoMA exhibition Être moderne at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris. She coedited the book Art in Our Time: A Chronicle of the Museum of Modern Art and cocurated MoMA’s 1969 exhibition; her book on Rene d’Harnoncourt will be published this fall.